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Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World ❮BOOKS❯ ✸ Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World Author Bryan Davis – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Eddie Hertz is a year old genius who patrols the streets of Nirvana, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto Being small for his age, Eddie relies on a Batman style gadgets belt and acrobatic Eddie Hertz is Superhero to ePUB ´ ayear old genius who patrols the streets of Nirvana, hoping to foil the schemes of Wanted: A PDF/EPUB or the evil Mephisto Being small for his age, Eddie relies on a Batman style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills A Superhero to PDF/EPUB æ as well as street smarts and ingenuityEddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirvana s great superhero To accomplish that goal, Eddie invented a device that theoretically will endow him with superpowers, but using it on himself could be dangerous, maybe even fatal, so he doesn t have the nerve to try itWhen Mephisto unleashes an earthquake machine to terrorize the city, Eddie gains a surprising ally his quirky eight year old sister, Samantha, who comes up with an unexpected way to help in the frantic battle to prevent the impending destructionWorking as a team, the siblings fight Mephisto in a race against time to save Nirvana and the world from devastating earthquakes, all the while receiving advice from a computerized version of Damocles, who has been rendered incapable of helping in physical form.


10 thoughts on “Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World

  1. Mackenzie Lockhart Mackenzie Lockhart says:

    I have always loved Bryan Davis writing ever since I found and promptly fell in love with Dragons in Our Midst He has a way with words that really brings a world alive I admit I was a little apprehensive about Wanted at first, as it s written to cater to 8 12 year olds middle grade readers Now I know, kids books are great, but sometimes we get spoiled with all the rich fantasy worlds and agonizing plot twists of young adult and adult fiction and tend to turn up our noses at the kids genr I have always loved Bryan Davis writing ever since I found and promptly fell in love with Dragons in Our Midst He has a way with words that really brings a world alive I admit I was a little apprehensive about Wanted at first, as it s written to cater to 8 12 year olds middle grade readers Now I know, kids books are great, but sometimes we get spoiled with all the rich fantasy worlds and agonizing plot twists of young adult and adult fiction and tend to turn up our noses at the kids genre However, I d like to politely remind you that C.S Lewis Narnia series was written for kids and so was Further by Tahereh Mafiand those were fantastic SO That being said, having jumped into Wanted expecting full blown Davis awesomeness, I was not disappointed one inch.Eddie and Sam Hertz make a delightful sibling team I really love reading books with strong sibling pairs, so this one hits top of the list The chapters were action packed and full of information, puns, and wit I would definitely recommend this to kids and adults trust me, you ll like it too The theme, while superhero based, resonated with his previous publication of Dragons in Our Midst I honestly need a better name for this because I want to refer to all 12 books, not just the 4 in that series.Alongside Eddie and his sister, we ll be introduced to deadly army tanks, a young inventor, a slew of scientific terminology and big words which had me seriously thrilled , alliteration awesome, astounding, and altogether amazing abaddonthrowback , and intriguing side kicks There will be explosions, danger, poisonous critters, and superhero transformations Will you join the adventure and watch the battle between Damocles and the hideous Mephisto What on earth could happen next to the crumbling city of Nirvana I can see this book being a big hit for girls, boys, men, and women alike It s wholesome, hilarious, and fast paced There s no romance, no swearing, and no sinister hidden subtext If I were to reference it to other young people hits, I d have to say it s a little like reading a Rick Riordan Percy Jackson novel but farwholesome the humour and content differs quite vastly.Altogether, let s do a break downGoodies Alliterating geniuses oh my goodness I love this character so much puns galore a side kick kitty Princess Queenie Dragon in Our Midst vibes tunnels un natural disasters awkward family reunions traps did I mention alliterating geniuses Character Development 3 5 I give props that this is a series, so I m hoping to seedevelopment and growth in the next installment I love the scenes near the end that talk about family I won t give anything away herego read it for yourself Content Snatchery 5 5 Super fast paced, lots of action, lots of destruction and flinging of deadly weaponry, etc etc The snatchery was unbelievably on point Boring Parts 0, zero Like I said, it was a super fun read no boring parts that I could find Romance 0, zero NONE I am loudly rejoicing I hate it when books get side tracked by a slobbery snogging setup It ruins the mood in the middle of the action This is a 100% no romance book and I adore it My eyes are sweating 1 5 Mostly I was too busy hyperventilating about my favourite alliterating fellow that I didn t have time to let my eyes well up However, the end of the book was so beautifully written that I may have lost a couple crystals to the sleeve of my sweater maybe looks away quickly SO THERE YOU HAVE IT I now pronounce my verdict My Rating 5 5 I am very much hoping for further alliteration puns in book 2 I am totally hooked mostly because of the alliteration but yes, I truly loved this book alliterationfangirl


  2. Ashley Bogner Ashley Bogner says:

    Most of what I read falls under the YA category I didn t read a whole lot of middle grade books So I wasn t sure what to expect with Wanted A Superhero to Save the World By the time I finished, though, I decided this was a fun, light hearted story that made for an enjoyable read.I will admit that I am obviously not the target audience, so I did find the writing and themes to be a little simplistic Some elements were extremely cheesy much like in most superhero movies In a way, though, the Most of what I read falls under the YA category I didn t read a whole lot of middle grade books So I wasn t sure what to expect with Wanted A Superhero to Save the World By the time I finished, though, I decided this was a fun, light hearted story that made for an enjoyable read.I will admit that I am obviously not the target audience, so I did find the writing and themes to be a little simplistic Some elements were extremely cheesy much like in most superhero movies In a way, though, the lack of drama and seriousness I usually find in books was refreshing This was just an exciting, fun story with likable characters Eddie and his sister, Sam, were an adorable duo of crime fighters and I loved how they stood up for each other.I recommend this book for younger readers looking for a clever, exciting adventure story.Thank you to Mr Davis for providing me with a copy for review


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Sometimes I forget that Bryan Davis didn t start out writing awesome semi allegorical fantasy novels about dragons and Arthurian legend That books like Reapers and now Wanted A Superhero to Save the World are in some ways a return to where he began, not a new phenomenon, even as they also let him branch out into new speculative fiction genres And while I suspect that Mr Davis s Dragons in Our Midst multi series will always be one of his best known works and a major part of his literary legac Sometimes I forget that Bryan Davis didn t start out writing awesome semi allegorical fantasy novels about dragons and Arthurian legend That books like Reapers and now Wanted A Superhero to Save the World are in some ways a return to where he began, not a new phenomenon, even as they also let him branch out into new speculative fiction genres And while I suspect that Mr Davis s Dragons in Our Midst multi series will always be one of his best known works and a major part of his literary legacy, Wanted A Superhero to Save the World proves that he hasup his sleeves than just modified medieval myth, dark and dismal dystopia, or strange and stunning sci fi In Wanted, Mr Davis introduces us to a whole new world, storyline, and set of characters, but he does so in a familiar style and with many of what I d consider his trademark elements As a result, there s a lot to love about this book Not least among those is its protagonist, Eddie Hertz, who might have already made the top ten list for favorite Davis characters and who s surprisingly relatable despite the facts that he, A is a twelve year old boy and I m a college age girl, B is a storming genius and I am most definitely not, and C is running around being a superhero with his even younger sister while I m sitting here trying to figure out how to write this review So, yes, he s rather awesome Other characters are a mixed bag, so I m not going to go through all of them, but I will highlight two Damocles is great, and a bit of an unusual take on the standard mentor trope anyone wondering about my 61% status update it relates to him, just saying , and Gilbert is just eccentric and wonderful Definitely my second favorite character in the book after Eddie And I love the emphasis on family the sibling heroes and the fact that Eddie and Sam s mom is actually present in the story and how they all look out for each other It s lovely.Moving on from the characters the plotline is exciting and surprisingly fast paced, almost too much so at times Mr Davis packs a lot of action into not a ton of book space, making this a very exciting read For a middle grade book, there s a surprising amount of both action and destruction none of the destruction described in great detail, but still It s all good just surprising All the cool technology and gadgets are fun as well, as I d expect from a Davis novel I m rather curious how far in the future Nirvana s Earth is, because the infrastructure seems fairly close to our time but some of the tech seems to be miles ahead I m also curious how the pumpernickel Eddie got the materials for some of his inventions, because yeah, there is an explanation but I don t think it really covers what he would ve needed for the superhero generator Of course, it wouldn t be a Davis novel without a strong message and theme, and Wanted certainly has those However, I will note that while the message and theme are in line with Christian beliefs, the book as a whole doesn t seem explicitly Christian, certainly not to the extent that many of Davis s other works are I m not saying that s a bad thing I m just saying it s unusual for a Davis book That said, I felt the same andso about the first Reapers, so maybe it s not so unusual.Aside from that, there are no significant negatives to Wanted While there is, as I said, a surprising amount of action and destruction, none of it is described in a way that would be disturbing to most middle grade readers There s no romance at all, which is really quite nice for a change And it makes perfect sense one of my pet peeves is when authors try to bring in romance for characters still in their early teens or younger There are a few meant to be humorous bits that no one over the age of 10 is likely to find funny, but they re a very, very small part of this novel and show up mostly at the beginning, before stuff gets serious.Overall, Wanted A Superhero to Save the World is another excellent novel from Bryan Davis Though it s aimed at middle grade, young adult and full adult readers will enjoy this exciting story as well And with an ending like that, well I hope that there s going to be a sequel, and if there is, I m definitely looking forward toadventures with Eddie and the gang I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review I was not required to write a positive review.


  4. Deborah O& Deborah O& says:

    Review posted as part of blog tour, here WANTED A SUPERHERO TO SAVE THE WORLD is a gripping and delightful read, which I read in a day and couldn t seem to put down.Meet Eddie and Samantha Sam Hertz They re kids, but also superheroes kind of and the fate of their city and the world is on their small shoulders Eddie and Sam make a great superhero team, and they have an adorable brother sister relationship, which I absolutely loved Eddie is the one Review posted as part of blog tour, here WANTED A SUPERHERO TO SAVE THE WORLD is a gripping and delightful read, which I read in a day and couldn t seem to put down.Meet Eddie and Samantha Sam Hertz They re kids, but also superheroes kind of and the fate of their city and the world is on their small shoulders Eddie and Sam make a great superhero team, and they have an adorable brother sister relationship, which I absolutely loved Eddie is the one telling the story, and he s a fantastic hero This twelve year old is super smart no pun intended, though he would have intended it because he s fun like that , and I love all the gadgets he s made So fun He s heroic too, and goodhearted, and just I really liked him Eddie s the best Eight year old Sam is well, she s adorable and I really liked her as well I especially loved her superhero name and how she had a thing with long names, like with the cat XD She s awesome And they re especially awesome together I don t read a lot of Middle Grade type books, and I ve only read one superhero novel before this one, so even though both are outside my usual reading zone, I really enjoyed this book and found it to be fresh and unique Filled with excitement, danger, and edge of your seat suspense and action, it still found time for humor, fun, and kids being kids I was impressed with how TENSE the story is, keeping me flipping those pages Super exciting and gripping I loved watching Eddie and Samantha get out of things with cleverness, gadgets, and occasional superhero strength There were so many twists in this story Some of them I guessed, others were complete surprises I loved them It was so fun following the twisting plot and wondering what was going to happen next Some of the reveals were awesome I also loved the mystery and suspense, especially how there were a lot of mysterious characters around, and it was hard to know right away if they re good, or bad, or what That was so cool I always love it when books leave me guessing, and this was excellent in that way It s really, really well written I loved how there was SO MUCH attention to detail, without making it feel bogged down at all I could see, hear, taste, smell, and feel everything in this setting It was so vivid and felt like a super cool movie in book form, of course which is the perfect mix for this bookloverIt has heart and humor too, and some touching or sad moments I nearly cried a couple of times, when it was sad, or at a very touching adorable part near the end _ SO, I wasn t a fan of the sad things But I got over it because I really enjoyed the book I just noticed that I must be getting old, since sometimes I worried about them because earthquakes and peril and swamps and they re only eight and twelve ahem But that s the point, of course, and having been a teenager myself not so long ago, I didn t used to think of younger characters in terms of protect the precious young childs It just makes me feel old XD I do like that it s suitable for all ages so many books, even for younger children these days, seem to be dark or inappropriate or just off, somehow This one seemed just right for that age or anyone else, too I also loved how Sam and Eddie s mom was a part of the story You don t see much of that in young adult or middle grade fiction, and I loved that The other characters were all interesting as well They were all so unique and quirky I liked Barney, and Gilbert was unexpected There s a certain other character, who s slightly spoiler ish, so I won t say much, but I m now VERY curious want to knowabout him or seeof him in a sequel.Speaking of which The book doesn t end on a cliffhanger, but it does leave the door wide open for possible future books Now I wantabout Eddie and Sam and company, because that would be delightful DIt s not an absolute favorite, largely due to being outside my usual favorite genres age group, but for what it is, it s absolutely fantastic and so much fun Overall, this was an extremely fun, vivid, suspenseful story, for readers of any age children, young adults, or adults would all enjoy it, I think I certainly did Definitely recommend I received a free copy of this book from the author many thanks These opinions are entirely my own.


  5. Emily Emily says:

    Eddie Hurtz is a smart kid who dreams of being a superhero, just like his hero Damocles Because of this, twelve year old Eddie spends his free time creating batman style gadgets to help him save the day On one of his nighttime escapades into the city, he finds Damocles, the real superhero Damocles is injured and enlists Eddie s aid to help save the city from the evil Mephisto Eddie s younger sister Samantha soon becomes involved as well, and the two of them team up to stop Mephisto s schem Eddie Hurtz is a smart kid who dreams of being a superhero, just like his hero Damocles Because of this, twelve year old Eddie spends his free time creating batman style gadgets to help him save the day On one of his nighttime escapades into the city, he finds Damocles, the real superhero Damocles is injured and enlists Eddie s aid to help save the city from the evil Mephisto Eddie s younger sister Samantha soon becomes involved as well, and the two of them team up to stop Mephisto s schemes.Wanted A Superhero to Save the World is Bryan Davis s newest novel for 8 12 year olds It is a fun, superhero adventure in which two siblings team up to save the world They learn valuable lessons about sibling love, sacrifice, and what it actually means to be a hero Heroes have to face dangers that have major consequences, even if it is the right decision They have to keep going even when they are tired and injured, or else manypeople will suffer Eddie and Samantha also grow closer as siblings They have a rocky relationship at times, but they are a team, and teams stick together Teams are stronger than individuals Eddie learns to respect Samantha, even though she is younger and has really long names for things for no reason Those names added a bit of humor The story is fun, creative, and teaches valuable lessons its readers Like any superhero story, there is a little bit of danger and violence, but it is easily appropriate for the age group I enjoyed reading it very much and recommend it to middlegrade 8 12 year old readers I received a complementary copy of this book All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for stating them


  6. Lisa Elis Lisa Elis says:

    I recieved an arc in exchange for a review plus blog tour post It s a 250 pager, so not too long It took me about three days to go through, and turned out to be pretty engaging and fascinating.First, of course I d like to point out that I am not exactly in the intended age group This is an MG novel I m going to have to talk about it on my level, plus on a middle grade level.For my fellow teens, you d probably enjoy this well enough as a quick easy to read and understand book I thi I recieved an arc in exchange for a review plus blog tour post It s a 250 pager, so not too long It took me about three days to go through, and turned out to be pretty engaging and fascinating.First, of course I d like to point out that I am not exactly in the intended age group This is an MG novel I m going to have to talk about it on my level, plus on a middle grade level.For my fellow teens, you d probably enjoy this well enough as a quick easy to read and understand book I think you ll love the characters, grin at the twists, nod at the plot, and laugh at the humor I doubt it will shake you up or that it will give you any huge surprises and you will certainly feel entirely safe while reading it And it may even be a breath of fresh air from the intensity and grittiness of YA.For MG readers, this book is pretty much perfect It s completely clean and contains all you are looking for in a good dose It s easy to follow and understand and it won t bore you at any instance with long winded thoughts, observations, or descriptions xDEddie Hertz is an excellent narrator relatable too Not exactly who I am now, but what I was, or could have been D His struggles are are, for the most part, pretty real, expected, understandable and relatable for a 12 year old superhero Sam is such a blast to have around She s really sweet and hilarious and so completely accurate as a little sister The sibling relationship was just so spot on the whole time And these two as a team I so support GO YOU Their mom is actually not hugely in there for the first half, but later on oh yeah And it was surprising nice the way parents and grown ups were included Damocles was basically all you expect in a superhero admired by a kid, and Mephisto was basically all you expect in a super villain with a few amazing twists thrown in there I just love them all and am pretty impressed with the fact that absolutely NO ONE ANNOYED ME AT ALL Not once The characters were definitely the best part Real and relatable enough with some standard cliche ness thrown in to make me grin and the humor was totally gold DPlot wise, I think it would keep younger readers completely engaged and give them a thoroughly exciting ride Even for myself I never got bored I liked it that even though there was this one main goal there were still all these various side problems issues popping up all the time that had to be dealt with as well.As for the superhero villain high tech stuff it was pretty fantastic complete with super gadgets and mind blowing technology It was all explained in such a nice simple way We need this simplicty in YA, okay Because my brain s understanding of how technology magic works the understanding of a ten year old shakes head The themes while maybe simple to us YA readers are probably just perfect for middle graders and they do ring true for me too I can maybe appreciate them even better And they meld with the story so well Not only the explicit themes, but the implicit ones as well Just by the actions and decisions and examples, I think it s all amazing It would be healthy reading for anyone xDAnd finally, considering the fact that I m reading superhero stories in order to learn to write them, my appreciation of this is even higher than normal D So what can I say but, THANK YOU BRYAN DAVIS All in all, I think this would make an enjoyable read for all you guys BUT ABSOLUTELY THE PERFECT BOOK TO RECOMMEND GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SIBLINGS FRIENDS COUSINS So what are you waiting for Go add it to your tbr


  7. Kate Willis Kate Willis says:

    I picked this up as an impulse buy in an effort to support a Christian bookstore that was closing I m always on the lookout forfantastic superhero fiction, and I thought this book might be one to share with my younger siblings While it had some cute super cool moments, I came away with pretty mixed feelings Let s do the negatives first just so this can end on a positive note DThings I Disliked1 Technical difficulties, as in, I had trouble understanding some of the descriptions of the I picked this up as an impulse buy in an effort to support a Christian bookstore that was closing I m always on the lookout forfantastic superhero fiction, and I thought this book might be one to share with my younger siblings While it had some cute super cool moments, I came away with pretty mixed feelings Let s do the negatives first just so this can end on a positive note DThings I Disliked1 Technical difficulties, as in, I had trouble understanding some of the descriptions of the tech just because it was so out of this world and detailed 2 While it s realistic, them searching the city for the others and narrowly missing them over and over slowed the story down way too much 3 It got much darker than I was expecting I could pardon it earlier by pretending Eddie was actually sixteen like he seemed grins sheepishly , but near the end the kids were in sooo much danger and very threatened by the bad guy that I couldn t really enjoy it any or share it like I hoped 4 It was just a littlebizarre than is my taste Things I Liked1 The tech was super cool I loved how good Eddie was at inventing things, though he still had some things to learn, which was a nice touch His tech from Damocles was really neat Also, holograms O.o.2 All the stuff about what truly makes someone a superhero My heart 33 Family relationships Eddie s relationship to his little sister Sam was equal parts relatable, hilarious, and adorable And they took their super awesome mom on the adventure D4 Actually helpful, cool law enforcement I feel like that might not get portrayed enough 5 The ever changing superhero names of Sam P And Eddie might bebrilliant than I thought because he always remembered the latest one 6 When Eddie would tell a really clever joke and Sam would totally not get it XD Their age gap showed sometimes 7 Damocles Seriously, the coolest I pictured him as a cross between Wasabi from Big Hero 6 and Mack from Agents of Shield He has the best gadgets, yes, but I really fell in love with his gentle wisdom Such a cool character.8 BEST CHAPTER TITLES EVER Chapter one was literally titled How Can You Have a Secret Identity When You Share a Bedroom with Your Sister And they just got better from there Just a note, children were in extreme danger including view spoiler being shocked by electric cuffs, using a machine with sickening side effects, going through a swamp full of scorpions and snakes, being threatened to be buried alive, and passing through a part of town that was very dangerous hide spoiler There were also several earthquakes and two deaths, one in the past offscreen though the details surrounding it ended up being disturbing Altogether, while this had some very fun moments, I personally felt like it fell short of its potential Though Damocles was amazing


  8. Jane Jane says:

    I came to this book hoping for a fun, easy read about kid superheroes and adventures, and it 1000% met my expectations I LOVED IT.The whole story was so unique and well written Simple, but not simplistic, and there actually were some great plot twists The superhero elements were so well done, and the theme was great It strongly reminded me of Spiderman Into the Spider Verse actually, because I d just seen that at the cinema, and it was similar in the best way possible.Middle grade books oft I came to this book hoping for a fun, easy read about kid superheroes and adventures, and it 1000% met my expectations I LOVED IT.The whole story was so unique and well written Simple, but not simplistic, and there actually were some great plot twists The superhero elements were so well done, and the theme was great It strongly reminded me of Spiderman Into the Spider Verse actually, because I d just seen that at the cinema, and it was similar in the best way possible.Middle grade books often have great humour, and this was no exception I loved the humour scattered through this It was perfectly balanced and timed exactly how and when it needed to be.All the main characters were so well written Eddie reminded me of both Spiderman and Batman at the same time and it was amazing I love seeing strong sibling relationships in books, and Bryan Davis totally nailed it with Eddie and Sam Their sibling ship was so much fun.I definitely recommend this amazing superhero story It was exactly the break I needed from my normal YA reads


  9. Tracey Dyck Tracey Dyck says:

    A fun middle grade superhero adventure by one of my favorite authors Full of heart and sprinkled with puns, this tale of a brother sister duo is fast paced, entertaining, and even carried a few plot twists Eddie s positive relationship with Sam was especially refreshing in a sea of characters who hate their siblings And bonus Mom was a cool person and wasn t just relegated to the sidelines What a novel idea With a grin inducing setup for book 2, this book is the perfect thing to hand over t A fun middle grade superhero adventure by one of my favorite authors Full of heart and sprinkled with puns, this tale of a brother sister duo is fast paced, entertaining, and even carried a few plot twists Eddie s positive relationship with Sam was especially refreshing in a sea of characters who hate their siblings And bonus Mom was a cool person and wasn t just relegated to the sidelines What a novel idea With a grin inducing setup for book 2, this book is the perfect thing to hand over to young readers Maybe it ll even prime them in advance for Bryan Davis s YA works that they can pick up in a few years


  10. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Guys A totally sweet book


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